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Texas USA Meeting Update

After the Dake vs Dieringer wrestle off Saturday at Round Rock High School in Round Rock Texas a suburb of Austin.  Texas USA Wrestling had their annual meeting.  Below is the Tentative Agenda with some of the most notable comments  by the State Chairman Charlie Strange.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Roll Call, Designation of club representatives, Notice of Meeting, Approval of Minutes.
  • State Chairman Report–Texas USA Wrestling grew 6% over all this year with the girls growing over 13% overall
  • Region Reports-(Will be updated @ txusaw.com)
  • Treasurer’s Report-(Will be updated @ txusaw.com)
  • FS/GR Season Recap…It was reported as the largest Freestyle and Greco Roman state tournament ever with the most participants.
  • Youth Folkstyle Season Planning
    • Ironman and State schedule (Will be updated @ txusaw.com)
      • State schedule for future years
    • USAW Folkstyle Tour of America event–Will be coming to Ft Worth Dec 21st and 22nd along with the USA Open for the 2020 Olympics
    • ESD/MSD Team TX update–(Will be updated @ txusaw.com)
    • Rule change proposals
      • Clarification to Novice definition rule, (See Below)
      • Updates to Girls age divisions, (See Below)
      • Proposed Div 4 and 5 weight class changes, (See Below)
      • Centralizing Open State location–Open/Novice/Rookie State championship to Austin/ Round Rock all on the same weekend.   Was voted on to be at Round Rock Tx March 7th and 8th partly due to a 25% decline in the rookie division when held at other locations around the state.
  • Elections
    • Vice-Chairman-Jose Delgado (was voted in again for another 2 years)
    • Treasurer-Roy Beckman (was voted in again for another 2 years)
    • FS/GR Director-Steve Horton (was voted in again for another 2 years)
    • Secretary – Jim Dorsey with one-year remaining on his term steps down and Randall Balch steps in for the remainder of the term.
  • New Business Items for Discussion Only–Texas is trying to get the Cadet Team Duals moved to Texas
  • Website/Social Media txusaw.com if you haven’t seen the new website check it out.
  • Adjourn
  1. Passed modifying D4&D5 boys weights.
    1. D4: 75, 80, 86, 92, 98, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 140, 150, 162, 175, 200, 285
    2. D5:  89, 98,106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 140, 150, 162, 175, 200, 285
  1. Passed Modifying Girls weights and Classifications. Age cutoff date is now August 31st.
Girls DivGirls AgeDOB RangeWeight Classes (USAW Weights)
G18U9/1/10-8/31/1345, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 85+ (10)
G211U9/1/07-8/31/1055, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 102, 110, 118, 118+ (12)
G313U9/1/05-8/31/0767, 72, 79, 85, 92, 101, 105, 110, 119, 127, 136, 145, 185 (12)
G415U9/1/03-8/31/0588, 94, 100, 106, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 138, 144, 152, 164, 180, 200 (14)
G517U9/1/01-8/31/0394,100, 106, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 138, 144, 152, 164, 180, 200, 225 (14)